How to Set Your Achievable New Travel Goals for 2021

Does this “new normal” mean the only travel plans you can make are to your closest grocery store? The spread of COVID-19 has caused us to retreat and do everything in our homes. Needless to say, work, school, shopping, and even doctor’s appointments and celebrations are done virtually. And, this is doing a number on our mental health. What you need is a change of scenery—a place to sit back, prop your legs up, and enjoy the beauty around you. You deserve more than just grocery store trips; You deserve your life back. So, as you cross off what’s left of 2020 on your calendar, here are some tips to help plan your new travel goals for 2021.

1. Pick Your New Travel Goals with Safety in Mind

Although its severity varies by area, the pandemic is still around. This doesn’t mean that the world outside is off-limits—just that it’s best to keep your travel goals closer to home. Look for nearby destinations. You’re likely more informed about the areas closest to you. Also, if government guidelines change, it’s easy to turn around and head back home.

Most importantly, pick less crowded, open areas—but not without doing research first. Spur-of-the-moment trips will have to wait, even in 2021. It’s still crucial to educate yourself on your destination’s guidelines, restrictions, and procedures. Overall, your priority continues to be the same: to keep yourself and others safe.

2. Choose Your Travel Companions Wisely

As a safety precaution, most travel destinations limit the people they accommodate and encourage reinforced physical distancing. So, travel in small groups and make sure you trust the people you’re with. It might sound like common sense, but it’s still worth mentioning. Especially if you’re traveling with friends, colleagues, or anyone outside your household.

Also, make sure you trust that your group is on board with following COVID restrictions and guidelines. That way everybody can stay safe and have a good time. The general rule is to keep 6 feet of distance between you and anyone outside your household.

3. Think Through Your Travel What-Ifs

It’s an easy checklist but a real life-saver. Don’t skip this step, especially with travel guidelines that seem to update by the minute. First, keep some Plan B destinations handy, so you can save your trip if one shuts down. Also, make sure to write down extra needs in your checklist: cash, masks, hand sanitizer. Moreover, include reminders for updating emergency contacts before your trip, as well as everything you need to stay connected. For instance, fully-charged power banks and portable Wi-Fi.

Are You Ready to Achieve Your New Travel Goals for 2021?

Choose between misty mountains and sunny beach towns. No matter your destination, there are plenty of places within driving range from Maryland. For more ideas, check out the best places to visit on the east coast to help jumpstart your new travel goals for 2021.

Finally, make it happen with a bus you can trust. Road trips are all about the journey, not just the destination. You want to travel with confidence, knowing that your safety, on the road and from COVID-19, is the top priority. Chesapeake Charter’s comfortable mini motorcoach is perfect for your small group and is ready to take on your travel goals for 2021.

So, beat that stress and refresh. Request an online quote now, or give us a call at 1-800-304-301.